Monthly archives: April, 2011

A next-generation digital book

A next-generation digital book You might not agree with the demo book author’s politics or you may even deny the reality of the science, but this book format is an amazing demonstration of technology! Al Gore’s “Our Choice” is a follow up from “Inconvenient Truth” (study guide). This interactive iOS book format adds a level …

Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand

Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand John Cook, one of the authors of this book, runs the excellent Skeptical Science as is currently giving 20% off the paper back version if you follow the link from his site. You can also purchase the hardback from multiple other sites, I suggest you check out Booko …

CMC : No widespread abuse of tasers

CMC : No widespread abuse of tasers The Queensland Police need to keep abuse at an acceptable level. Focused abuse. Enough so the QPU can claim isolated incidents would be nice. As a citizen, I would prefer no abuse at all, you know, zero tolerance, but hey, I’ll do whatever the guy holding the taser …

(Astro) Turf Wars

(Astro) Turf Wars Amazing film following a series of organized corporate propaganda campaigns that abuse the term freedom to instill an uncalled for fear in the conservative minds (see my prev post on political psychology) that the govt is going to take away everything and control their lives. It’s only a minority but they are …

Leaking Assange wins Bald Archy

Leaking Assange wins Bald Archy A painting of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has won this year’s Bald Archy spoof art prize. The caricature called Bad Ass-Ange by French artist Xavier Ghazi shows Mr Assange with his trousers around his ankles, urinating into Uncle Sam’s top hat. Absolutely awesome.

The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science

The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science A man with a conviction is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point. Your self deluding brain allows you to continue …

Green computing

Green computing Great article on low power computer. Check out the “Building a Green PC” video. Have been considering replacing one of my computers with a low watt PC. Check out FitPC, Aleutia, Broadleaf, TranquilPC, Asus EeeBox and I guess even the VIC-slim.

Change.org :: GoDaddy elephant-killing inspires customer revolt

Change.org :: GoDaddy elephant-killing inspires customer revolt If you have a GoDaddy account you really should consider leaving the company. The owner (Parsons) makes pretensions of community service for his killing of wild African elephants while wearing the GoDaddy brand. Your GoDaddy usage is helping elephants be killed. There are too many f’tard humans and …

“Burning Half a Million Korans”

“Burning Half a Million Korans” Religious intolerance and a grossly stupid act by a Christian inspires massive religious intolerance and horrificly stupid acts by Muslims. The peoples perpetrating these acts need to face criminal law, both the Christian and the pushers of the Muslim violence. [link] [11 comments]